THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Line Review

September 19, 2020

Hi guys! Today I'll be sharing all about THE FACE SHOP's Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Line.

First of all, what is Yehwadam? Yehwadam is THE FACE SHOP's anti-ageing line and the name is actually an acronym consisting of 3 words that represent the philosophy of the line:

YE (蘂): herbs and plants
HWA (花): flower
DAM (譚): story.

In oriental medicine, they believe that ageing starts at 35, and that by 42, we will experience accelerated facial ageing, hair loss and gray hair. According to ancient traditional medicine records, this is due to loss of our "Heavenly Qi".

I mentioned "Qi" before in my review of THE FACE SHOP's Yehwadam First Serum. If you're not familiar with qi, it's a term in traditional medicine that is also known as "vital energy". A balanced qi means a perfectly-functioning body, and it's usually when your qi is imbalanced that you start to see problems popping up like illness and skin problems.

As Yehwadam's most luxurious extension, the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Line aims to capture your "Heavenly Qi". With the help of two exclusive herbal complexes, this line delivers nature's energy to your skin, giving your skin anti-wrinkle and brightening effects.

The "complex" I'm talking about above refers to a mixture of different ingredients, and these ancient Korean herbal complexes are secrets that have passed down from one generation to another for centuries.

The 2 complexes featured in this line are:

1. 천혜명의단
天上的赞美诗 • Cheon-hye-myeong-ui-dan Complex

A unique combination of 12 medicinal herbs that effectively supplement vital fluids to skin cells, including:
  • Wild ginseng - promotes anti-ageing + has moisturizing actions
  • Phellinus Linteus Mushroom - rich in amino acids
  • Lingzhi Mushroom - strengthens skin's elasticity + boosts energy
  • Rhodiola Sacra - provides nourishment + revitalizes skin
  • Hasuoh - roots do not decay even after decades, a top elixir in oriental medicine
  • Poria Cocos - promotes circulation + protects from sun damage
  • Snow Lotus - known for brightening + anti-ageing effects
  • Rehmannia Root - improves blood circulation
  • Angelica Root - minimizes the appearance of dark spots
  • Trichosanthes Kirilowii - smoothens skin & wrinkles
  • Goji Berry - strengthens skin + improves skin radiance
  • Safflower - powerful anti-ageing ingredient

2. 보윤단
波云丹 • Bo-yoon-dan Complex

Made with two ultra-vitalizing ingredients that deliver deep nourishment to the innermost layers of the skin:
  • White truffle - known for their vitality-boosting benefits
  • Deer Antler - Deer velvet covers the growing bone and cartilage that develops into deer antlers. Deer velvet is used to boost strength and endurance, improve the way the immune system works, counter the effects of stress, and promote rapid recovery from illness

With the help of these two complexes, the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Line helps you achieve the ultimate anti-ageing skincare routine. I got all 5 products from this line, and after trying them out, I'm here to share my thoughts with you guys.

Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Toner
RM181 • Click here to buy

Gold-toned and filled with nutrients, this ultra-nourishing toner creates a healthy oil-and-water balance on the skin. It helps to create a protective film on the skin with Lecithin and Bio-polymers, while Hyaluronic Acid and Panthenol help to provide and retain moisture.

The scent is quite fresh and nice thanks to the Ginseng leaves and flowers. As for the texture, it has a bit of viscosity to it and it does feel quite hydrating to the touch. I wouldn't use this for exfoliating as I think it's a slightly too thick. It's more of a pampering, gooey toner similar to Pyunkangyul.

The finish is fresh and it leaves the skin feeling nice and plump, though it does leave a slight sheen on the face. I used some of the products from this range exclusively at night as I found that the textures of the products were too rich for morning use, especially in Malaysia, and this was one of my night exclusives.

Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Serum
RM300 • Click here to buy

This ultra-concentrated, golden serum glides on like silk, delivering intense moisture and anti-ageing benefits to the skin. The Ceramides and Phosphatides inside it provide a firming effect, while the naturally-derived Polysaccharides plump the skin from within.

This serum has a creamy texture, thicker compared to Belif's Youth Bomb, and it's another night exclusive product or me. I didn't feel any immediate firming effects after using it, although I did think that my skin felt quite smooth. I would not recommend this to those starting out with anti-ageing products (as I would recommend you start with lighter textures), but I do think that those with more mature skin or dry skin will enjoy this.

Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Emulsion
RM181 • Click here to buy

An ultra-nourishing, fast-absorbing and silky soft emulsion formulated with nourishing Olive and brightening gold pearls, this emulsion restores balance to the skin. The Panthenol and Nutmeg inside it deliver and lock moisture while preventing inflammation.

This is a product I used both day and night. In the day, I used it as the texture was more lightweight compared to the cream. At night, I used it to give my skin extra nourishment. I do not always use this at night as I think the cream is rich enough, but when I do feel a little more extra, I pat a bit on before the cream.

I would highly recommend this to those looking to up their skincare game, especially those with oily skin like me! I think the texture works great for Malaysia's weather, and it can be used both day and night.

Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream
RM340 • Click here to buy

Rich and balm-like, this cream contains Ceramides to minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles. It also uses an Elastic Emulsifying Technology that acts like an invisible rubber band, visibly lifting facial contours.

The ginseng scent in this product is masked a bit by floral fragrances, which I have to admit made the product seem a bit "old" for me haha. I have no problems with fragrances as long as they're not too overwhelming, and although this product is a bit more on the noticeable side when it comes to scents, it does dissipate after a while.

It comes with a spatula for hygienic scooping, and the spatula comes with a ball on the end if you need a tool to help you massage your face. I recommend massaging upwards, draining all those baddies down to your neck.

The cream is pretty rich, and I find myself using only very little. If you're someone with dry or mature skin, I think you'll love this immediately as the rich moisture is immediate. As for us oily, acne-prone skin types, it works great as well if you control the amount used. I was afraid that using too much might clog my pores, but it didn't. It only made my face feel quite thick and heavy.

Using this alone, it does have a richness and a firmness to it. I would not recommend using this every day if you're my age, but it would be great to incorporate it into your routine 2-3 times a week, just to maintain your skin's youth + give it all the anti-ageing goodness. You may increase usage if you'd like, but personally, twice a week would be my limit for this cream as I like to play around with my products.

Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Eye Cream
RM300 • Click here to buy

A balm-type eye cream that aims to reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. It features a mild formula that is gentle on the eye contours. It is also free from any harmful preservatives, making it perfect for the delicate eye area.

I used sometimes in the morning as well, but I used it more at night. I think it's quite nice and not too thick, making it perfect for the delicate eye area.

Similar to the cream, it comes with its own spatula/massager.

I use this every night, and only some mornings. For the mornings, I think it can be quite rich (but not rich enough that it's uncomfortable. I still use it from time to time in the day as my eye area does feel very nourished, but I think it does more for me at night. I've been waking up with more rested eyes, and I did notice that my dark circles seem less visible!

Overall, this line is great if you're looking to upgrade your skincare routine and if you want to incorporate richer, more potent products into your skincare routine. If you're just starting out with anti-ageing products, start with something lighter and work your way up.

As for effects, I have seen short term ones like on my undereye area. Other notable effects are the nourished, moisturized skin I have when I wake up. As I don't have any major wrinkles yet, this range has mostly helped me maintain my youth and complexion. I cannot attest to its wrinkle helping benefits, but I can say that for me, I do feel like it nourishes and firms my skin effectively enough that I think it'll help me stay wrinkle-free longer.

And that's all for this review! I hope you guys found my experience using these products helpful and informative.

As a little contest, I'm going to be giving away my fave product from this line to two lucky winners! Two lucky winners will win the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream Special Set, which includes a full-sized cream + 3 deluxe sizes.

The contest will be held on my Instagram @fishmeatdie on September 22, 2020, so remember to follow me!

If you're interested in getting any of the products I blogged about today, I recommend getting them from THE FACE SHOP's website as you can get 30% off.

Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Toner • RM181 (Link)
Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Serum • RM300 (Link)
Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Emulsion • RM181 (Link)
Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Eye Cream • RM300 (Link)

Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream Special Set • RM340 (Link)
Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream 50ml
Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Toner 32ml
Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Emulsion 32ml

Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Serum 10ml

You can also get an exclusive duo from their Zalora store:

Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Duo Set • RM362 (32% OFF, Link)

And that's it for this post! See y'all in my next one!

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